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    January 2, 2013
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congress passed a deal which will pull the country back from the "fiscal cliff." >> on this vote, the yays are 257, the nays 167. >> reporter: the bill extends bush-era tax rates for every american making less than $400,000 and couples who make less than $450,000. it also delays for two months $110 billion in across-the- board spending cuts. >> i can't speak for this bill. >> reporter: 151 republicans including eric cantor the number 2 ranking house member voted against the bill because it didn't address spending. >> what we're doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. >> reporter: president obama has promised to work with congress to find more spending cuts in the future. but he urged them not to play politics with the nation's debt limit. >> i will not have another debate with this congress other than over whether they should
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pay the bills they have already racked up. >> reporter: the country is just a few months away from defaulting on their loans for the first too many in history. >> it would be catastrophic, far worse than the "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: many republican congressmen say the debt limit debate is the last chance for them to secure the deep spending cuts necessary to pay down our nation's debt. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. after his address, president obama returned to hawaii to finish his vacation and will sign the bill there. most overseas stock markets rose on news of the u.s. "fiscal cliff" has been averted. the kospi stock exchange in south korea celebrated its first trading day in 2013. it finished up as did hong kong, australia, germany, britain and france. here in the u.s., the new year's first day of trading begins in about two hours.
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people affected by hurricane sandy will have to wait for the next session of congress to learn the fate of a federal aid package. the senate already passed the $60 billion measure but the house ended without voting on it. the new coming will be sworn in tomorrow. and as lawrence just said, it is a chilly morning in the bay area. but don't light a fire. today is a "spare the air" day for the bay area, the second one at what -- the second one in a row. air quality officials say they might have to declare another one tomorrow because of air pollution that's beyond healthy levels. >> it creates unhealthy breathing conditions. it can trigger asthma and distressed breathing. >> there is a frost advisory for much of the bay area until 9 a.m. this morning and a freeze warning in the north bay. that means it's a good idea to cover sensitive plants to
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protect them in the cold. i guess the cold weather is your cue. >> it's chilly around the bay area. skies clear overnight. the air is very dry and those temperatures really taking a tumble this morning. we have some freeze warnings in the north bay valleys expecting a lot of those temperatures down into the 20s. frost advisories inside the bay and also into the south bay. temperatures going to be cold no matter where you go. you'll find frost everywhere, too. it looks like it will be just a chilly start to the morning but the afternoon promises to be a lot better. outside mostly clear, the holiday lights still up over the embarcadero in san francisco. and we're looking good now. temperatures, chilly in concord. 29 in santa rose, 31 degrees in livermore. by the afternoon, that ridge of high pressure going to bring lots of sunshine and, of course, sending that storm track north. so we are going to stay high and dry for at least the foreseeable feature at least the first part of the weekend and then things may begin to shift gears a little bit, otherwise fairly mild and dry toward the afternoon. 57 degrees in san jose.
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should be about 56 in santa rosa and about 53 degrees in san francisco. we'll have an extended forecast coming up in just a few minutes. right now let's check the roads with gianna. >> thank you very much, lawrence. i'm going to jump over to hayward. reports of a water main break reported at the intersection of jackson and santa clara. no word yet how many lanes are blocked or what exactly how serious thwart main break is. we have a photographer headed to the scene so we'll get you live pictures of the area in just the next few minutes. that's hayward, jackson and santa clara at that intersection. reports of a water main break. now, the freeways themselves looking good this morning. not a lot of caltrans projects under way. most of those will get back in effect tonight probably after 10:00. but so far 880 connecting over to 92 no delays. 238 to 580 good start this morning. live look at conditions off of the golden gate bridge into san francisco. no delays an easy ride, coming away from 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza an easy
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10 or 15 minutes or so not bad. no construction projects scheduled right now as you work your way through marin county. and if you are heading along 880 northbound into oakland, so far it's a nice ride, very easy commute towards the maze if you are headed to the bay bridge no delays there. and southbound 880 looking good in both directions and mass transit right on time. bart just got started about 15 minutes ago. ace train back in service after yesterday's holiday. muni, caltrain on a regular schedule as well as ferries. that's a look at your morning drive. >> thank you. two people are dead in san francisco after a driver crashed a car while trying to avoid police. officers initially tried to pull over the chevy impala because it matched the description of a car connected to shots fired at a san francisco housing project. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections, colliding with the white vehicle that's now come to rest at the portal of
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the store. >> the crash killed the driver of the car and the pedestrian at 21st street and south van ness avenue. officers arrested the suspect injured in the crash. police say they found a gun in his car. a new year's day tragedy on a marin county beach. a man was swept away as he walked on north beach at point reyes with his wife and their dog. it was about 12:30 in the afternoon. a sneaker wave knocked the woman and the dog into the surf. the man jumped in to help them and some bystanders rushed to get the woman out of the water. >> while that was happening either the dog was trying to be rescued by the husband or he was trying to assist with her, and he was swept out and they were unable to get him. >> it was more than three hours later when a helicopter crew found the body of the 59-year- old man. his wife was saved and the dog made it back to shore. a vigil in fremont to honor the 23-year-old new delhi woman who died after being gang-raped
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and beaten. the vigil last night at the hindu temple was one of many around the world. organizers say they wanted to express solidarity as indian- americans with a family of the victim and with india in mourning the loss. meanwhile in india, thousands have taken to the streets in the two weeks since the brutal attack to protest the crime. six men have been arrested and charged with murder. san jose police say they may have prevented a mass killing when they arrested a naked man who was armed with a sword. officers in the -- officers and the mentally disturbed man were in a standoff for two hours yesterday morning as near the vta and bascomb light rail station. police say there was an assault rifle in his truck that they retrieved during the stand year. at least one of the four people accused of killing a millionaire in his montserrano home due in court this afternoon. "mercury news" reports victim ravi kumra had been accused of
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trying to hide millions of dollars from creditors. contra costa county residents may be paying more for water this year. directors will consider water rate and charge increases at tonight's board meeting. that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the water district headquarters in concord. well, today is the end for a very popular museum in san francisco at least at its current location. the exploratorium will close for good at the end of the business day near the palace of fine arts. it is scheduled to reopen at its new location along the embarcadero april 17th. so check out history, go today. all right. time now 4:39. bar customers with a big concern, what they ended up with after they went out for a beer. >> plus, how often do you eat out? some new year's resolutions to help you get your finances all in order. >> and million-dollar heist at an apple store. why cops say the thieves struck at the perfect time.
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california's snowpack. we ll know more later this morning with the state's first snow survey of the season. the state department of water resources winter storms may have helped california's snowpack. we'll know more later this morning when the state's first snow survey of the season comes out. the state department of water resources reported last week that early reading shows the snowpack is 146% above normal. i'm thinking of actually planning a ski trip soon. >> this is the year to do it. >> i'm more of a sledder than a skier. >> i think of you as more of a snowboarder. >> i'm thinking cross-country skiing just to try it out. >> that might be safer. that downhill can be dangerous. >> it can. it's very cold around the bay area this morning if you are going out. we have some freezing temperatures outside. in fact, these numbers really taking a dive outside. it looks like right now it is 29 degrees and freezing in santa rosa, 31 in livermore, 30 in concord, 29 in fairfield. probably going to see these temperatures cool off over the next hour or so. so yeah, getting even colder. but as we head through the day we'll find a lot of sunshine after a cold start. and it is going to be staying
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cool as we look toward the afternoon but it looks like many dry days ahead as we start out this new year. still, it looks like high pressure building in across the bay area and along the west coast. it will be just strong enough to send all the energy from any of these storms well to the north of the bay area. so high pressure holding on for now probably going to do so over the next few days so we'll have those cold nights, chilly mornings, and then not too bad as we get toward the afternoon. today if you are flying out of sfo or expecting anybody in, no delays expected there. mostly sunny skies. around the country not a bad day. you will have partly to mostly cloudy skies into houston, 52 degrees. 36 chilly in denver. 30 chicago. 32 degrees and freezing in new york. still, around our bay, temperatures not bad by the afternoon after a cold start to the day. 57 degrees in san jose. about 56 in redwood city. 54 in half moon bay. and 54 degrees in union city. cooler in the east bay probably low 50s for highs this afternoon, maybe 51 degrees in
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pittsburg, 53 in livermore and 52 degrees in walnut creek. as you head inside the bay the temperatures will moderate a bit. 55 degrees into oakland, 53 in san francisco. lots of sunshine in santa rosa in the afternoon. 56 degrees today. next couple of days chilly in the morning, otherwise lots of sunshine in the afternoon. a few more clouds over the weekend, even a slight chance of showers come sunday, maybe near the coastline i think that will be the best chance. then back to some dry weather on monday and tuesday. let's check the roadways now with gianna. >> all right, lawrence, thank you very much. we are going to start with surface streets right now in hayward. we are getting reports of this water main break located at eastbound jackson between 880 and santa clara so it's mostly at the intersection of jackson and santa clara, not too far from 880. so we have a photographer headed to the scene to bring us some live pictures from the area. avoid the area. it's probably shut down eastbound jackson between 880
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and santa clara. the rest of the freeways looking good. 880 itself not bad. if you are connecting over to 92, san mateo bridge looking good. 238 over to 580 no delays to report right now. golden gate bridge nice ride out of marin county, southbound 101 they delays only 14 minutes from 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza. again, not a lot of caltrans to report this morning, most of those projects get under way tonight at 10 p.m. elsewhere 880 northbound through oakland a nice ride towards the maze. no delays to report through the maze looking good towards the bay bridge. south 880 a nice ride past the coliseum towards hayward into fremont, all the way in the south bay looks good. mass transit no delays for bart, ace train back in service after yesterday's holiday, muni, caltrain and ferries all on a regular schedule. so that's good news as you work your way on mass transit to
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avoid the freeways. good on the altamont pass, westbound 580 good toward 680. no delays out of tracy towards the livermore valley, 14 minutes towards the dublin interchange. antioch not seeing any brake lights traffic clear westbound highway 4 off the antioch bridge looking good into pittsburg and your ride all the way to the eastshore freeway no delays eastbound 4 also looking good, as well. coming up i'll have a live look at the bay bridge. back to you. >> thank you. classes are set to resume tomorrow for students of sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. it will be the first day back in the classroom since december 14, when a gunman's rampage killed more than 2 dozen students and adults at the school. they won't be going back to that campus. instead, classes will be held in the town of monroe just a few miles away. desks and backpacks and other belongings have been brought to the campus, things the students left behind. survivors of a bus crash in
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oregon are continuing their planned journey to canada. 19 people were killed when the bus crashed in pendleton. the road was icy at the time. investigators are trying to determine whether the driver was at fault. pennsylvania governor tom corbitt says he plans to suit ncaa in connection with the jerry sandusky sex scandal. it has to do with sanctions the ncaa handed down to penn state university after the former assistant football coach was convicted of child molestation. the sanctions include a $60 million fine to help finance child abuse prevention programs. only 25% is earmarked for pennsylvania programs. corbett says all the money should go to causes within the state. well, a celebrity photographer in los angeles was hit and killed by oncoming traffic as he tried to snap photos of justin bieber in a sports car. authorities say it happened yesterday after officers pulled over bieber's white ferrari. according to police, the singer
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was not in the car. it was his friend driving. another car hit the paparazzo who covered the traffic stop. >> just came to pay my respects. he was a great kid. he was just a kid. i know some people will say another crazy paparazzo trying to make the money. actually he was not a paparazzo. he was just another kid from new mexico. >> police have not actually identified the photographer. they also say no charges are expected against the motorist who hit him. thieves pretty much pulled off a picture-perfect robbery in an apple store. four armed robbers broke in an apple store in paris and made off with more than a million bucks worth of merchandise. ipads, iphones and macs. they apparently got in through a back entrance, stuffed everything into a van and disappeared. police say the thieves timed it to coincide with new year's eve celebrations when officers were more distracted. a bay area bar has been targeted by credit card
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thieves. they are so good, it was weeks before anyone caught on. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers says customers went out for a beer and next thing they knew, they were racking up charges in mexico. reporter: it's the name of a beer on the menu at the popular concord bar but customers at ej fair never expected that drinking here would mean getting their wallets wiped out. >> i would say at least four to five charges, about $200 to $300 apiece. >> reporter: the general manager says it happened to several hundred people and what they all have in common is they used their credit cards at his bar in the past few months. >> basically anyone that used their card here from september on until about the saturday after thanksgiving had their card compromised. >> reporter: compromised likely by a sophisticated tough-to- track worm that hackers let loose possibly through the
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system wi-fi. the thieves collected hundreds of card numbers and racked up charges all over the world. >> i got these charges on my account which said i charged money in mexico. >> dubai and england. >> trying to figure out where it's coming from but it was everywhere. there was no way to track it. >> reporter: concord police are investigating but they are also struggling to find the culprit. ej phair has upgraded its system and shut down wi-fi. >> we're back up and running. everything is safe. >> reporter: months after the breach some customer cards are vulnerable and thieves are still ringing up charges worldwide. >> hopefully they fix the problem and it won't happen again. >> and that was christin ayers reporting. want to save more money this year? you probably do. cbs 5 reporter julie watts says there are three easy tricks to keeping your new year's resolutions. reporter: as you plunk down a couple of bucks for that cup of coffee -- >> probably two or three times a day. >> reporter: or shell out a little more for lunch. >> typically around 8 bucks. >> reporter: --ask yourself, do you make more than $90 an hour?
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that's what you need to earn to reasonably afford eating out five days a week. >> it's not worth the hassle for me to prepare lunch. if it costs me another $1,000 at the end of the year it's worth it. >> reporter: tip number one, according to personal finance experts, you could save around $1,000 a year if you brew your own coffee or brown bag it. >> you think about the taxes that you have to pay and your regular just day-to-day living expenses like your pg&e bill and your cell phone bill and all of that the $90 an hour really gets eaten away quickly. >> reporter: which brings us to tip 2. save, save, save. according to the united states federal reserve, americans on average only save 3.6% of their income. what we should be saving upwards of 10%. and if you are counting on social security, plan on socking away 12 times your current income too. because getting old can get expensive. >> i have seen clients pay upwards of $13,000 a month for round the clock care in their
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homes. it's very expensive. >> reporter: and then there's housing. bringing us to tip number 3. you shouldn't spend more than 25 percent of your income on where you live. a tall order here in the bay area. but keeping this rule of thumb in mind might help you stash some cash into your 401(k) or ira. >> cheers! >> reporter: this couple rents two bedrooms of their home to offset their mortgage and help them reach their financial goals. >> stay in the house and retire here and burn that mortgage paper. >> reporter: and they talk money every saturday in an effort to track their progress. >> we're acutely aware of what's in our accounts and when we decide to use credit. >> reporter: a small price to pay for peace of mind and the more prosperous future. in campbell, julie watts, cbs 5. time now is 4:52.
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which airline has the rudest workers? the results of a survey and what's behind the rudeness. >> why hungry after a big meal? why a sugar substitute may be to blame. >> and many dream of winning the rose bowl. see how david shaw's gang went out and did it. well, well, well.
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it's freezing out there this morning, cold temperatures, 20s and 30s in the valleys and inside the bay. we'll have more on your weather coming up. our bay area bridges looking good, no road delays. a water main break in hayward
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may block an off-ramp coming off 92. details coming up. where are the rudest airline workers? american airs according to a new survey. united came in 2 followed by delta and u.s. airways. the website founder says older workers for long established airlines may be jaded over bankruptcies, layoffs and paycuts. in some health news, sugar substitutes may be playing tricks on your brain. a new study shows fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. scientists studie mris and shows the brain doesn't register being full as when sugar is consumed. a little extra fat may help you live longer. cdc researchers found a link between being a little overweight and a lower risk of dying. that is in comparison to people considered to be at normal weight. the study covered nearly 3 million adults around the world
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and the research looked at their deaths. the granddaddy of the bowl games stanford taking on wisconsin in the rose bowl yesterday. cardinal got on the board first. the ball on a reverse play scoring on a 16-yard run. that was on stanford's opening drive. the next possession, stanford scored again to make it 14-0. the badgers also got two touchdowns for the first half. stanford won 20-14. >> we knew this was going to be a battle and for us, we wouldn't expect it any other way. this is how we played all year. we know it's going to be tight and close and at the end of the game, we're going to find a way to win. that's what our guys did. >> stanford won their 8th in a row and finished the season 12- 2. 4:57 is the time now. end of an era? the exploreatorium in san francisco closes today. plus, stepping back from the cliff. congress sends a tax deal to
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president obama. why most americans will still feel a financial hit. it is very cold outside. coming up we'll tell you about the advisories and warnings now in effect. ,,
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avoid the fiscal cliff. but battle is not over. your real -- >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald the deal is done. the house passes a bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff." but the battle not over yet. >> and around here the temperatures are well below freezing. we have advisories and warnings and a "spare the air" alert in effect. we'll update you next. >> good morning, it's wednesday, january 2, 2013. i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle are off. we went over the "fiscal cliff" but more like a bungee jump than a fall to the bottom. last night the house approved a bill aimed at preventing cuts and tax hikes. cbs reporterra